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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. The TBO.com Buccaneers Fly-Away is sponsored by Tampa Media Group, Inc. d/b/a TBO.com (“TBO.com”). The geographic scope of this sweepstakes is the state of Florida.

Sweepstakes is subject to all federal, state and local laws.  Void where prohibited. TBO.com shall be entitled to interpret these Official Rules as needed – included but not limited to rules regarding entries, selection of winners, deadlines, restrictions on prizes, and eligibility – and all of its decisions are final.  By entering, entrants agree to these Official Rules.  Limit one (1) entry per person.  Limit one (1) prize per household.  “Household” includes all persons residing together in a single residence, whether or not related.

Sweepstakes begins at 12:00 a.m. EST Thursday, November 1, 2012, and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST Sunday, November 11, 2012. TBO.com’s computer is the official time-keeping device for this Sweepstakes promotion.


All entrants must be eighteen (18) years old and legal residents of the state of Florida at the time of entry.

Employees of Tampa Media Group, Inc. d/b/a TBO.com, and the members of their immediate families (defined as spouse, parents, child, siblings and their respective spouse) and households (whether or not related), are not eligible to enter or win.


Grand Prize Winner: A maximum of one (1) Grand Prize Winner will be chosen.  Grand Prize Winner (“Winner”) will receive a day trip package for Winner and one (1) guest to Charlotte, North Carolina, for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers away football game against the Carolina Panthers on November 18, 2012 (the “Game”). The prize consists of round trip air transportation on private chartered plane for two (2) people from One Buccaneer Place, Tampa, FL, to Charlotte, NC.; two (2) pre-game field passes; two (2) 300-level tickets (seat locations to be determined by TBO.com in its sole discretion); forty (40) Panther Dollars to be used on food and beverage at Bank of America Stadium; and one (1) $250 Visa or American Express gift card.  ARV: $1,750.

Second Place Prize Winner: A maximum of one (1) Second Place Prize Winner will be chosen.  Second Place Prize Winner will receive four (4) lower level tickets (seat locations to be determined by TBO.com in its sole discretion) to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers home football game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, December 9, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. in Tampa, FL; four (4) pre-game field passes; and one (1) custom Tampa Bay Buccaneers jersey with winner’s last name on the back. ARV: $1,000.

Third Place Prize Winner: A maximum of one (1) Third Place Prize Winner will be chosen.  Third Place Prize Winner will receive two (2) lower level tickets to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers home football game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, December 9, 2012, at 1:00 p.m. in Tampa, FL; two (2) Pirate Ship passes; and one (1) football autographed by a Buccaneers player. ARV: $500.





For Grand Prize: Winner and Winner’s guest are to arrive at One Buccaneer Place, Tampa, FL, at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, November 18, 2012, with photo identification.  Winner and Winner’s guest will be transported from One Buccaneer Place to Tampa International Airport and travel by private chartered plane to Wilson Air Center – Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, from where Winner and Winner’s guest will be transported to Bank of America Stadium for the Game. Return travel will take place following the end of the Game by shuttle from Bank of America Stadium to Wilson Air Center – Charlotte to return on private chartered plane to Tampa International Airport, from where Winner and Winner’s guest will be transported back to One Buccaneer Place. Travel must occur on November 18, 2012, and all travelers must travel on the same itinerary or prize will be forfeited.  All travelers must present photo ID. If the Winner’s guest is a minor, Winner must be the minor’s parent or legal guardian and must complete required paperwork on behalf of the minor as applicable. Flight itinerary is to be determined at TBO.com’s sole discretion. Refunds or compensation will not be made in the event of a cancellation or delay of any flight. Travel is subject to the terms and conditions set forth in these Official Rules, and those set forth by the charter airline carrier as detailed in the passenger ticket contract. Panther Dollars are not redeemable for cash and must be used in the 2012 NFL football season at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC.

For All Prizes: TBO.com is not responsible if any scheduled event is postponed or cancelled for any reason, and no refunds or compensation will be made.  TBO.com is not responsible for expenses, travel, or other costs not expressly stated in the package description. Prizes are not redeemable for cash and may not be sold, bartered or auctioned. Prizes may not be transferred or substituted except that TBO.com may, in its discretion, substitute a prize, or portion thereof, with a prize or portion of equal or greater value if it deems necessary. Any such changes will be announced. Any portion of any prize not used by any winner is forfeited and no cash substitute will be offered or permitted. All prizes being offered are provided “as is” with no warranty or guarantee either express or implied by TBO.com. Merchandise prizes carry no warranty other than that offered by manufacturers. TBO.com has neither made nor is responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize, included but not limited to its quality, mechanical condition or fitness for a particular purpose. By accepting a ticket prize package, Winner agrees to abide by any terms, conditions, and restrictions provided by the ticket. Each prize winner is responsible for any and all taxes and fees associated with the prize receipt and/or use. Other restrictions apply.

The odds of winning depend on the number of entries received.



Entries will be accepted beginning 12:00 a.m. EST Thursday, November 1, 2012, and ending at 11:59 p.m. EST Sunday, November 11, 2012 (“Entry Period”).  There are two (2) ways to enter:

  1. Email subscription to Buccaneers newsletter: Online users may enter by visiting the contest page and registering to receive the Buccaneers newsletter in their email and completing the Official Entry Form with the following required information: (i) name, (ii) email address, (iii) telephone number, (iv) address, and (v) date of birth; or
  1. Mail-in entry: Mail a letter/postcard to TBO.com Buccaneers Fly-Away Contest, Attn: Rachel Riley, 202 S. Parker St., Tampa, FL 33606, hand-printed or typed with the following information: (i) name, (ii) address, (iii) telephone number, (iv) email address, and (v) date of birth.

Limit one (1) entry per person or email address during the Entry Period, regardless of method of entry. Additional entries received from any such person or email address thereafter will be void. No group submissions will be accepted. Any use of robotic, repetitive, automatic, programmed, script, macro, or any other automated means or similar entry methods or agents (including, but not limited to, contest-entry services) are prohibited and will void all Entries submitted by that Entrant. Limit one (1) mail-in entry per outer mail envelope.

Online entries must include a valid email address for the entrant.  In the event of a dispute as to the identity or eligibility of a winner based on an email address, the winning entry will be deemed made by the “Authorized Account Holder” of the email address used at time of entry.  “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person, 18 years of age or older, who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, education institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address or the natural person, 18 years of age or older.

To be eligible for the drawing, all entries (regardless of the method of entry) must be received by TBO.com no later than Sunday, November 11, 2012, at 11:59 p.m. EST.  Entrants who fail to provide the required information will not be eligible to win and will not be notified by TBO.com.  TBO.com is not responsible for, and entrants assume all risk of, Entries that are lost, misdirected, mutilated, garbled, distorted, truncated, incomplete, not legible, if they contain errors or if for any reason they are not received by TBO.com prior to the stated deadline, and all such Entries are void.  All Entry Forms become the property of TBO.com and will not be returned or acknowledged.

If you enter the Sweepstakes online, the information that you provide in connection with the Sweepstakes may be used by TBO.com in accordance with its Privacy Policy, which is found at http://www2.tbo.com/termsandconditons/ and which may be updated from time to time.



 On Monday, November 12, 2012, or within a reasonable time thereafter, TBO.com or its designee will randomly choose three (3) names from all timely entries received.  Subject to verification of eligibility, the first name drawn will be declared the Grand Prize Winner, the second name drawn will be declared the Second Place Prize Winner, and the third name drawn will be declared the Third Place Grand Prize Winner.


TBO.com will contact all potential winners in accordance with the information supplied to TBO.com on their Entry Forms.  Winners may be verified over the telephone at the time and may be asked to provide TBO.com with valid identification and execute an affidavit of eligibility or declaration and, where legal, a publicity release, and return these documents within two (2) days of notification.  Acceptable identification includes a valid driver’s license or other valid picture ID showing name and address.  The winners may also be required to sign other legal documents, including tax forms and a release supplied by TBO.com that, among other disclaimers, releases TBO.com and a range of subsidiaries, directors, agents, agencies, affiliates, franchisees, promoters, officers, directors, employees and related persons from any and all liability related to this Sweepstakes and the receipt and use of any prize.  Upon verification of eligibility, the names of winners may, in TBO.com’s sole discretion, be posted at TBO.com.

In the event that any potential winner (a) cannot be contacted directly by TBO.com within two (2) days from initial attempted notification, (b) fails to satisfy any eligibility or verification requirement herein, (c) declines to accept the prize, (d) or is otherwise determined to be ineligible, TBO.com in its discretion may disqualify that individual and an alternate winner will be chosen by random drawing to be held as soon as reasonably practicable after initial winner is determined to be ineligible.  Alternate winners are subject to all eligibility requirements and restrictions of these Official Rules.  If time permits, TBO.com will conduct up to three (3) alternate drawings.  If TBO.com is unable to confirm an eligible winner for a particular prize after three (3) alternate drawings, no further drawings will be conducted for that prize and that prize will not be awarded.


By accepting a prize, winners agree to award TBO.com the right to publicize their names, photographs (including the use and appearance of winner’s photograph on TBO.com, likenesses, biographical information, email address, voices and details of winning for purposes of this and future promotions without further compensation, except where prohibited.


Entrants agree that Tampa Media Group, Inc., d/b/a TBO.com, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and a range of subsidiaries, directors, agents, agencies, affiliates, franchisees, promoters, officers, directors, employees and related persons (a) are not responsible for technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to lost, disconnected, interrupted, or unavailable network, server, or other connections, late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen mail, or for any failed telephone or computer hardware or software, or for any failed, delayed, misdirected, corrupted, or garbled transmissions or errors of any kind, whether human, mechanical, or electronic, or for Entries that for any reason are not received by TBO.com by the deadlines stated above; (b) are not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by Entrants, printing, typographical or other errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes or in the printing of this offer, administration of this Sweepstakes, or in the announcement of the prizes; (c) are not responsible for any injury or damage to any computer, modem or other electrical device as a result of participation in this Sweepstakes, or downloading of any software or materials; (d) are not responsible for unauthorized human intervention in any part of the Sweepstakes; (e) are not responsible for any printing, typographical, technical, computer, network or human error that may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes, the acceptance of entries, the selection of winners, the prizes or otherwise in any Sweepstakes-related materials; (f) are not responsible for any unauthorized third party use of any Entry; (g) are not responsible for the inability to select Winners because of postal failure, equipment failure, or data storage failure; and (h) are released from any and all alleged, existing, or future actions, claims, and/or liabilities of whatever nature including, but not limited to, personal injury, bodily injury (including, without limitation, wrongful death and disability), property damage, and expense (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees) and loss or damage of any other kind, arising in whole or in part directly or indirectly, from participating in the Sweepstakes (in whole or in part), the use (including modification, adaptation, and reproduction) of Entry materials during or after the Sweepstakes, and the delivery, acceptance, possession, redemption, use, misuse, loss, or misdirection of any prize.


Any third party trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective trademark owners.  The use or mention of such third party trademarks in these Official Rules or in the Sweepstakes is solely for descriptive purposes and shall in no way imply an endorsement or sponsorship of the Sweepstakes.

TBO.com reserves the right to cancel, terminate or suspend this Sweepstakes or any part of this Sweepstakes should any non-authorized intervention, network failure, information storage failure, telecommunications failure, malfunction, or other causes beyond its control, corrupt or impair the security, administration, fairness and/or operation of this Sweepstakes as determined by TBO.com in its sole discretion, at which time, TBO.com will select the winner by conducting a random drawing from among all non-suspect entries received at the time of the Sweepstakes cancellation, termination or suspension.

TBO.com reserves the right to prohibit any entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes if, at its sole discretion, TBO.com finds such entrants to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes, or if such entrant repeatedly shows a disregard for, or attempts to circumvent, these Official Rules, or acts: (a) in a manner TBO.com determines to be not fair or equitable; (b) with an intent to annoy, threaten or harass any other entrant or TBO.com; or (c) in any other disruptive manner.  Any person attempting to defraud or tamper with this Sweepstakes in any way will be ineligible for prizes and may be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.  Tampering includes attempting to enter more than the number of entries permitted by these rules including by using an automated device or by suing more than one email address.  Any failure by TBO.com to enforce any of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of such Official Rules.  CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY INDIVIDUAL TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, TBO.COM RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH INDIVIDUAL TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

TBO.com reserves the right to correct typographical or clerical errors in any sweepstakes-related materials.  No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded.  In the event that production, technical, seeding, programming or any other reasons cause more than the stated number of prizes as set forth in these Official Rules to be available and/or claimed, TBO.com reserves the right to award only the stated number of prizes by a random drawing from among all legitimate, un-awarded, eligible prize claims.


By entering the Sweepstakes, entrants agree that (a) any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action; (b) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred but in no event attorneys' fees; and (c) under no circumstances will any entrant be permitted to obtain any award for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses.  Some jurisdictions do not allow for limitations on the ability to pursue class action remedies, or certain kinds of damages, and so these limitations 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 entrants, TBO.com and any other Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Florida, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules or provisions that would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than the State of Florida.  Any legal proceedings arising out of this Sweepstakes or relating to these Official Rules shall be instituted only in the federal or state courts located in the State of Florida, County of Hillsborough and the parties consent to jurisdiction therein with respect to any legal proceedings or disputes of whatever nature arising under or relating to these rules. The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Official Rules shall otherwise remain in effect and be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein.



For a copy of the Official Rules or the final Winners’ List, visit TBO.com or mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to: TBO.com Buccaneers Fly-Away Contest, c/o Rachel Riley, TBO.com, 202 S. Parker St., Tampa, FL 33606, specifying either “Winners’ List Request” or “Official Rules Request.”  Winners’ List will be available after Monday, November 19, 2012.


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