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Hallmark Channel’s The Heart of Valentine’s Sweepstakes

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

PROMOTION PERIOD: Hallmark Channel’s The Heart of Valentine’s Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) starts at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on January 31, 2014 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on February 14, 2014 (“Sweepstakes Period”).

ELIGIBILITY: Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are 21 years of age or older. Employees of Crown Media United States, LLC d/b/a Hallmark Channel (“Sponsor”), The Regan Group and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, Sweepstakes and advertising agencies and members of their immediate family (spouse, parent, sibling or child and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same household of such employees, whether or not related, are not eligible to enter or win. Void where prohibited by law. Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws.

HOW TO ENTER: During the Sweepstakes Period, there are two (2) ways to enter: 1) Online: Visit http://vday.hallmarkchannel.com/ and follow the directions provided to complete and submit the online registration form to receive one (1) entry. Limit of one (1) entry per person using only one (1) email address per day throughout the Sweepstakes Period. For the purposes of this Sweepstakes, a day is understood to begin at 12:00 a.m. ET and end at 11:59 p.m. ET that same day, except the first day which will begin at 12:00 p.m. ET. 2) Mail-in: To receive one (1) entry without completing an online registration form at the website specified above, on a 3” x 5” piece of paper, hand-print your name, complete mailing address, phone number (including area code), date of birth, and email address and mail in an envelope with proper postage affixed to: Hallmark Channel’s The Heart of Valentine’s Sweepstakes, P.O. Box 1006, 12700 Inglewood Ave, Hawthorne CA 90250. All mail-in entries must be postmarked by February 14, 2014 and received by February 20, 2014 to be eligible. All mail-in entries must be mailed in separately. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means and entries by any means which subvert the entry process are void. Limit of fifteen (15) entries per person using only one (1) email address throughout the Sweepstakes Period, regardless of method of entry. Multiple entries received from any person in excess of the stated limitation will be void. All entries become the sole property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.

RANDOM DRAWING: One (1) potential Grand Prize winner will be selected in a random drawing held on or about February 21, 2014 from among all eligible entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period. Odds of winning the Grand Prize depend on the number of eligible entries received throughout the Sweepstakes Period.

WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential winner will be notified by mail, phone, and/or e-mail and will be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, a liability release and, where lawful, a publicity release within five (5) days of date of issuance. If such documents are not returned within the specified time period, prize notification is returned as undeliverable, Sponsor is unable to contact potential winner or potential winner is not in compliance with these Official Rules, prize will be forfeited and, at Sponsor’s discretion, an alternate winner may be selected.

GRAND PRIZE (1): A three (3) night trip for winner and one (1) guest to winner’s choice of one (1) of the following locations; (i) Monterey, CA; (ii) Santa Barbara, CA; or (iii) Braselton, GA. Trip includes round-trip coach-class air transportation for winner and guest on a carrier of Sponsor’s choice from a major U.S. gateway airport nearest winner’s residence to selected location, a three (3) night stay (one (1) room, double occupancy) at a hotel resort in; Monterey, CA; Santa Barbara, CA; or Braselton, GA; and $500 spending money for winner only awarded in the form of a check payable to winner. Approximate Retail Value (“ARV”) of Grand Prize: $4,999. Actual value of the prize may vary based on point of departure, dates selected and location selected. Any difference between stated value and actual value will not be awarded.

PRIZE CONDITIONS: Travel must be completed within one (1) year from date of prize notification or prize will be forfeited and Sponsor will have no further obligation to such winner. Winner and guest will be responsible for any/all ground transportation between the winner's residence and the airport of origin and to and from the destination airport to hotel. The Regan Group will coordinate the trip. Trip is subject to booking availability. Sponsor reserves right to change dates. Winner and guest are responsible for obtaining any/all documents necessary to travel. Blackout dates may apply. Final trip date is subject to availability and an alternative travel dates may be submitted to the winner. Optional travel insurance will be the responsibility of the winner. Winner and guest must travel together on the same itinerary. If the winner resides within the vicinity of the selected trip location, air transportation may be substituted with another method of transportation by Sponsor in its sole discretion. Guest must be 21 years of age or older. Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute prize with one of comparable value. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. If the Grand Prize Winner elects to travel without a guest, no additional compensation will be awarded to the winner. No substitution, transfer, or cash equivalent of prize is permitted, except by Sponsor, which reserves the right to substitute a prize (or portion thereof) with one of comparable or greater value, at its sole discretion. Any and all federal, state and local taxes on the prize, and any other costs, fees, and expenses not explicitly stated herein as being awarded, including any/all ground transportation, luggage fees, meals, tours or excursions, gratuities, incidentals and souvenirs are the sole responsibility of the winner.

GENERAL CONDITIONS: By participating, each entrant agrees: (a) to abide by these Official Rules and decisions of Sponsor and judges, which shall be final in all respects relating to this Sweepstakes; (b) to release, discharge and hold harmless Sponsor, The Regan Group, and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and Sweepstakes agencies, and the respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents and representatives of the foregoing (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any and all injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes or the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any awarded prize (including any/all travel/activity related thereto); and (c) to the use of his/her name, address (city and state), voice, performance, photograph, image and/or other likeness for programming, advertising, publicity, trade and promotional purposes in any and all media, now or hereafter known, worldwide and on the Internet, and in perpetuity by Sponsor and its designees, without compensation (unless prohibited by law) or additional consents from entrant or any third party and without prior notice, approval or inspection, and to execute specific consent to such use if asked to do so.

In the event of a dispute regarding entries received from multiple users having the same e-mail account, the authorized subscriber of the e-mail account at the time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these Official Rules. Authorized account subscriber is the natural person who is assigned the e-mail address by the Internet Service Provider (ISP), on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses. Released Parties not responsible for any technical problems, malfunctions of any telephone lines, computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof. Released Parties are not responsible for late, lost, damaged, misdirected, incomplete, undeliverable, destroyed, garbled, postage-due mail, delayed or stolen entries; or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, smartphone application or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether typographical, human mechanical, electronic, computer, network, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prize or in any Sweepstakes-related materials. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. Released Parties are not responsible for injury or damage to participants' or to any other person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading materials from or use of the website. Sponsor may disqualify anyone from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning the prize (and void all associated entries) if, in its sole discretion, it determines that such person is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, deception or other unfair playing practices, or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrant or Sponsor’s representatives. ANY ATTEMPT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE IN VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ANY AND ALL REMEDIES AVAILABLE FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to cancel, modify or suspend any portion of the Sweepstakes for any reason, including should any cause corrupt the administration, security or proper play of the Sweepstakes and, in the event of termination, to determine the potential winner in a random drawing from among all eligible non-suspect entries received up to such time of impairment.

DISPUTE RESOLUTION: Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, participant agrees that (1) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at the AAA regional office nearest the participant; (2) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (3) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and participant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, whether foreseeable or not and whether based on negligence or otherwise, including attorneys' fees, other than participant's actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with participating in this Sweepstakes), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.

CHOICE OF LAW: All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of participant and Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of California, USA.

REQUEST FOR WINNER’S NAME: For of the name of the winner (available after February 21, 2014) send a self-addressed, stamped, envelope by March 21, 2014 to: Hallmark Channel’s The Heart of Valentine’s Sweepstakes Winners, P.O. Box 1006, 12700 Inglewood Ave, Hawthorne CA 90250.

SPONSOR: Crown Media United States, LLC d/b/a Hallmark Channel, 12700 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604.

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