OFFICIAL RULES

"Big Time Rush Hometown Sweepstakes"

Online Entry Only

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THIS SWEEPSTAKES. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited or restricted by law. You must have permission from your parent or legal guardian prior to entering. Many will enter, 121 will win.

Sponsor. Viacom Media Networks, 1515 Broadway, New York, NY 10036. Administrator. National Sweepstakes Company, LLC, 693 East Ave, Suite 302, Rochester, NY 14607

  1. Eligibility. Big Time Rush Hometown Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is only open to legal residents of the forty-eight (48) contiguous United States and the District of Columbia, who are between 8 and 17 years of age at the time of entry (“Participant”). Employees of Sponsor, Administrator, ConAgra Foods, Inc. and any of their parents and affiliate companies as well as the immediate family members (spouse, parents, siblings and children), regardless where they reside, and household members of each such employees are not eligible to enter. The Sweepstakes is subject to applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited. Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes your full and unconditional agreement to be bound by these Official Rules and Sponsor’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Winning a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein. By entering, you grant permission to be contacted by Administrator via mail or email in connection with the Sweepstakes.
  2. Timing. The Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (“EDT”) on June 17, 2013 and ends at 11:59 p.m. EDT on September 29, 2013 (the "Sweepstakes Period") and shall consist of fifteen (15) individual weekly sweepstakes (each a “Weekly Sweepstakes”), each with their own individual entry period (each an “Entry Period”) and drawing date (each a “Drawing Date”) as indicated in the chart below and one (1) grand prize sweepstakes with its own drawing date. For the purposes of this Sweepstakes, a day ("Day") is defined as a calendar day beginning at 12:00:01 a.m. EDT and ending at 11:59:59 p.m. EDT. Administrator's computer is the official time-keeping device for the Sweepstakes.
    1. How to Enter. Visit http://www.nick.com/CHEF (enabled for desktop and mobile entry) (the “Sweepstakes Site”) and complete a registration form as directed online. Completed entry form must be submitted in accordance with the online directions during the Entry Period. Any Participant who is under the age of majority in their state of residence must have the permission of his/her legal guardian or parent (“Parent”) prior to entry and such entry shall be deemed submitted by the Parent and shall be treated as if the Parent had made such entry. If you are selected as a Sweepstakes potential winner, Administrator will notify your Parent via email that provides instructions regarding how to opt you out of participation in the Sweepstakes. If your Parent opts you out of participation in the Sweepstakes, you will no longer be able to play the Sweepstakes and you will not be awarded a prize, even if you received notification that you are a potential winner. In order to proceed further in the Sweepstakes your Parent must respond to Administrator within twenty-four (24) hours of being notified or be subject to disqualification. If you enter using a mobile device, message and data charges may apply. Please check with your carrier to determine if you will incur such charges. Use of a profane username or the submission of false or misleading personal information will be grounds for disqualification. Determination of information to be profane, false, or misleading is at the sole discretion of the Sponsor. You must complete all required data. Incomplete or inaccurate entries are void. Limit one entry per
    2. Day per person/household and/or email address. Entries will not roll over to subsequent Weekly Sweepstakes’ drawings and a winner of one Weekly Sweepstakes will be ineligible to win a subsequent Weekly Sweepstakes, however they will be eligible for one (1) entry into the random drawing for the Grand Prize. Collection and use of personally identifiable information will be in accordance with the Sponsor’s Online Privacy Policy as posted on its website, www.nick.com. All entries must be received at the Sweepstakes Site by 11:59:59 p.m. (EDT), by the corresponding End Date listed in the above chart. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. Released Parties (as defined in Section 8, below) are not responsible for lost, late, stolen, damaged, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, garbled, delayed or misdirected entries. Once submitted, all entries become the exclusive property of Sponsor, and will not be acknowledged or returned. In the event of a dispute as to who submitted an entry, the authorized account holder of the email address or mobile account used to submit the entry will be deemed to be the Participant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned the mobile account by the service provider or an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning mobile numbers or email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Potential winners may be required to show proof that he/she is authorized account holder.
  3. Potential Winners Selection. (Weekly): Administrator will conduct a random drawing on the dates indicated in the chart above to select eight (8) potential winners from all eligible Weekly Sweepstakes entries received during each Weekly Entry Period. If you are not selected as a Weekly Sweepstakes potential winner, your entry will represent one (1) entry into the random drawing for the Grand Prize.
Weekly Entry Periods (Dates & Times)
Week # Start Date (12:00 a.m. EDT) End Date (11:59 p.m. EDT) Drawing Date
1 6/17/2013 6/23/13 6/24/13
2 6/24/13 6/30/13 7/1/13
3 7/1/13 7/7/13 7/8/13
4 7/8/13 7/14/13 7/15/13
5 7/15/13 7/21/13 7/22/13
6 7/22/13 7/28/13 7/29/13
7 7/29/13 8/4/13 8/5/13
8 8/5/13 8/11/13 8/12/13
9 8/12/13 8/18/13 8/19/13
10 8/19/13 8/25/13 8/26/13
11 8/26/13 9/1/13 9/2/13
12 9/2/13 9/8/13 9/9/13
13 9/9/13 9/15/13 9/16/13
14 9/16/13 9/22/13 9/23/13
15 9/23/13 9/29/13 9/30/13

Grand Prize: Administrator will conduct a random drawing on or about October 1, 2013 to select one (1) potential grand prize winner from all eligible entries received during the entire Sweepstakes Period. If you are selected as a potential winner, Administrator will notify your Parent via email that provides instructions regarding how to opt you out of participation in the Sweepstakes. If your Parent opts you out of participation in the Sweepstakes, you will not be awarded a prize, even if you received notification that you are a potential winner.

By entering, you grant permission to be contacted by Administrator via e-mail in connection with the Sweepstakes. In order to proceed further in the Sweepstakes your Parent must respond to Administrator within forty-eight (48) hours of being notified or be subject to disqualification. If Sponsor is unable to award the Grand Prize after three attempts, Sponsor reserves the right not to award the Grand Prize.

A potential winner is not an official winner (“Official Winner”) until potential winner’s eligibility has been verified and potential winner has been notified that verification is complete. Sponsor’s decisions are final and binding in all matters related to the Sweepstakes. Sponsor will not accept screen shots or other evidence of winning in lieu of its validation process. If Sweepstakes Site fails for any reason, any entry received during that time will be deemed a defective entry.

  1. Verification of Potential Winner. Potential winner’s Parent may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, Liability & Publicity Release (unless prohibited) (collectively an "Affidavit"), which must be received by Sponsor within one (1) day of the date on the notice for the Weekly Sweepstakes potential winners and three (3) days of the date on the notice for the Grand Prize potential winner. If a potential winner cannot be contacted, fails to execute and return the Affidavit within the required time period, or prize is returned as undeliverable, or he/she refuses his/her prize for any reason, potential winner forfeits the prize and Sponsor will select an alternate winner by random drawing.
  2. Prize. Weekly (15): Eight (8) winners will be drawn for each Weekly Sweepstakes. Each Official Winner will receive a Big Time Rush (“BTR”) prize package (consisting of BTR branded merchandise as determined by Sponsor) and have their first name, last name initial and state of residence featured on the custom digital destination site. Approximate retail value (“ARV”): $100.00. Total ARV of all Weekly Sweepstakes prizes: $12,000.00

Grand Prize: One (1) Grand Prize Winner will be awarded a visit from the musical performing group known as Big Time Rush to Grand Prize Winner’s hometown (subject to default, disability or force majeure) and a performance by BTR for Grand Prize Winner and up to ninety-nine (99) guests (including Grand Prize Winner’s Parent) to take place at a location of Sponsor’s determination in proximity to Grand Prize Winner’s residence (the “Event”). The Grand Prize must be awarded and the Event must take place prior to December 31, 2013; final date for the Event is at Sponsor’s discretion. Grand Prize winner must be accompanied to the Event by his/her Parent. In addition Grand Prize Winner will be provided (i) round trip ground transportation for Grand Prize Winner and his/her Parent to/from the Event, (ii) one thousand ($1,000.00) dollars in spending money for Grand Prize Winner only; and (iii) one (1) BTR prize package (consisting of BTR branded merchandise as determined by Sponsor) for Grand Prize Winner and each of his/her ninety-nine (99) guests. Total ARV of Grand Prize: $2,000.00

Total ARV for all Sweepstakes prizing: $14,000.00.

Event attendance is subject to certain terms and conditions. Seat locations will be determined by Sponsor. Winner and guests must comply with all Event venue rules and regulations. Failure to do so may result in forfeiture of such portion of prize. In the event the Grand Prize Winner and/or any of his or her guests engage in behavior that (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) is obnoxious or threatening, illegal or that is intended to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person, Sponsor reserves the right to terminate the Event or other applicable experience early, in whole or in part, and request that the Grand Prize Winner and/or his or her guests leave the Event premises with no further compensation. Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied by Sponsor. Winners may not substitute, assign or transfer a prize or redeem prize for cash, but Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute a 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 and the acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Limit one (1) prize per household.

Sponsor is not responsible for any mechanical difficulties or failure connected with the Sweepstakes, the prizes, or any act or omission whatsoever. Prizes and any portion thereof are non-transferable and may not be given, bartered, substituted, sold, or exchanged for cash or another prize. In the event that an Official Winner chooses not to accept his/her prize, or is unable to be notified, an alternate potential winner will be randomly selected from all of the remaining eligible Entries. Grand Prize Winner, guests and any person in attendance of any event in connection with the Grand Prize including, without limitation, the Event, shall be required to irrevocably assign to the Sponsor, and their respective representatives, affiliates and licensees, in whole or in part, all of their right, title and interest in any recordings in connection with the Grand Prize, including, without limitation, all intellectual property rights therein, for use in any and all media whether now known or hereafter devised, including, without limitation, the unconditional right to exhibit, webcast, podcast, broadcast, copy, reproduce, encode, compress, encrypt, incorporate data into, edit, rebroadcast, transmit, record, publicly perform, create derivative works of, distribute and synchronize in time related to visual elements, and/or otherwise exploit and exercise all other rights of ownership in the Event and/or any recordings in connection with the Grand Prize, in perpetuity, anywhere in the universe, including, but not limited to, the right to make any and all uses thereof, or for purposes of advertising or trade without any compensation to Grand Prize Winner.

  1. Publicity. Except where prohibited, your acceptance of a prize in the Sweepstakes constitutes your consent for Sponsor or its designee(s) to use your name, likeness, hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, without further payment or consideration.
  2. Release. By receipt of any prize, you agree to indemnify Sponsor, Administrator, ConAgra Foods, Inc. and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising, agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parents and affiliate companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any losses, damages, rights, claims or causes of action of any kind (collectively “Losses”), that Released Parties may incur in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, out of your participation in the Sweepstakes or from your acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize awarded in connection with the Sweepstakes.
  3. General Conditions. Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Sweepstakes, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond Sponsor’s reasonable control impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Sweepstakes, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. In such event, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize at random from among the eligible entries received up to the time of the impairment. No more than the stated number of prizes in these official rules will be awarded. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or who acts in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner.
  4. WARNING: Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
  5. Limited Liability. The Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by you, by printing errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited, to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any aspect of the Sweepstakes; (4) printing, typographical, technical, computer, network or human error which may occur in the announcement of the prizes or in any Sweepstakes-related matter or materials; or (5) any injury or damage to you or to other persons or property which may be caused from your participation in the Sweepstakes and/or your downloading of any materials related to this Sweepstakes. If for any reason your Entry is confirmed to have been erroneously lost, or otherwise destroyed or corrupted, your sole remedy is another Entry in the Sweepstakes.
    1. Disputes. Except where prohibited, by participating, you agree that: (i) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes or any prizes awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and
    2. exclusively by the United States District Court or the appropriate New York Court located in New York, New York; (ii) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes but in no event attorneys' fees; and (iii) under no circumstances will you be permitted to obtain awards for and you hereby waive all rights to claim indirect, punitive, incidental and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of the Participant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules (whether of the State of New York or any other jurisdiction), which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of New York.
  6. Participant's Personally Identifiable Information. Information collected from Participants is subject to Sponsor’s Privacy Policy (http://www.nick.com).
  7. Winner List. For a copy of these Official Rules or a winner list, send a self -addressed stamped envelope with proper postage affixed to “Big Time Rush Hometown Sweepstakes" c/o

National Sweepstakes Company, LLC, P.O. Box 10505, Rochester, NY 14610 for receipt no later than thirty (30) days following the final drawing date. Please specify “Rules” or “Winner Info”. Vermont residents may omit return postage. You may also view the Official Rules by visiting the Sweepstakes Site during the Sweepstakes Period.